OVERVIEW: Respondus LockDown Browser

To discover what the Respondus LockDown Browser is, please read the description below:

When students use Respondus LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. It is available for both Windows and Mac.

 Features of Respondus LockDown Browser:

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by students
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Print, Print screen and capturing functions are disabled
  • Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
  • Right-click menu options and functions keys are disabled
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled
  • Source code for the HTML page cannot be viewed
  • URLs cannot be typed by the user
  • External links do not compromise the locked testing environment
  • Assessments that are set up for use with Respondus LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
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